Book: Lucas

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Author: Kevin Brooks
Publisher: Chicken House

Caitlin is spending the summer on the windswept island that is her home. She is caught between girlhood and maturity, and feels utterly isolated from the rest of the world. Then she meets Lucas, who is the embodiment of freedom and honesty. She is instantly drawn to him. But Caitlin must also grapple with the darker forces that seem to be confronting her family. Lucas himself further complicates matters when he is hunted for an awful crime that Caitlin herself becomes involved in.

Things start to happen when Lucas arrives on the island. Who is he? Where does he come from? What does he want? And why do other people hate him so much? Caitlin's life changes from the moment she sees him walking across the causeway one hot summer's day. Lucas is the strangest, most beautiful, most unforgettable boy she has ever seen - and when she sees him, her world comes alive. But others will do almost anything to get rid of him. A haunting and gripping story of love and hate, about a girl afraid to let go of her innocence, and an extraordinary boy called Lucas.

This gripping story, which takes place over one incredible month, will captivate young adult readers.

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